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Chris Knight suspended for making G20 comment on Radio 4

BBC | 27.03.2009 12:13 | G20 London Summit | Repression

Apparently The University of East London have published a statement about their suspension of him from his job but I couldn't find this online, below is an extract from the BBC article about it which contains a transcript of the words he was suspended for uttering.

Mr Knight, who was organising protests next week, said [on Radio 4]: "We are going to be hanging a lot of people like Fred the Shred [Sir Fred Goodwin] from lampposts on April Fool's Day and I can only say let's hope they are just effigies.

"To be honest, if he winds us up any more I'm afraid there will be real bankers hanging from lampposts and let's hope that that doesn't actually have to happen.

"They [bankers] should realise the amount of fury and hatred there is for them and act quickly, because quite honestly if it isn't humour it is going to be anger.

"I am trying to keep it humorous and let the anger come up in a creative and hopefully productive and peaceful way.

"If the other people don't join in the fun - I'm talking about the bankers and those rather pompous ministers - and come over and surrender their power obviously it's going to get us even more wound up and things could get nasty. Let's hope it doesn't."

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Display the following 10 comments

  1. Unprecedented? — lol
  2. Comment — Kaze no Kae
  3. Not sympathetic — DW
  4. thank god someone has the balls to talk like this — anon
  5. Excuse — anon
  6. The guy's a fucking dick — underwhlemedclass
  7. divide and rule — dogfish
  8. At DW Comment Part 2 — John Smith
  9. gold and silver have no intrinsic value — anon
  10. @ John Smith — anonymous